Creative Learning Alliance Newsletter for August, September, and October 2022

Picking Up STEAM

The enthusiasm with which each organization, community group, community member, civic club, community, and fellow nonprofit is embracing the vision of the Creative Learning Alliance is thrilling.

What is our vision? We’re so glad you asked!

Our vision is to engage people of all ages in hands-on learning, driven by curiosity and play. We take play very seriously!

Come Play at the Lab: Upcoming Events

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • August 29 – Artemis 1 Launch Party with NASA
  • September 15 – Twists and Turns of Roller Coasters
  • October 29 – Spooky Science

Learn more about each event on our Facebook page.

Progress Report

  • Lab events that were held from March to July 2022 included the following topics: Women in Science, Creativity and Innovation, Creativity and Innovation, Lift and Drag with Paper Airplanes, World Ocean Day, and Exploring Explosions.
  • Upcoming labs have been scheduled for August, September, and October.
  • Mobile labs will be held at Joplin Public Library, Third Thursday, Teacher Health Fair, and Emancipation Park Days.
  • Presentations have been given to several influential area civic groups and community organizations.
  • Grants have been received from the Corley Foundation, Joplin Rotary Club, and Lemons Charitable Trust.
  • Our permanent home is still under negotiation.
  • We have see increases in volunteers and interested organizations.
  • We continue to form exciting strategic alliances with are organizations.
  • The Capital Campaign Committee preparations have commenced.

What Do You Want to See?

While rocket launches, rollercoasters, and spooky science labs are come up, we’d like to hear what themes and activities you would like to see in the lab.

Please send your suggestions to

How Can You Get Involved?

Gift your time, talent or treasure by:

  • Joining a committee (please see committee information below).
  • Volunteering.
  • Sharing our posts.
  • Inviting us to present to your civic club or organization.
  • Donating.
  • Choosing us as your AmazonSmile recipient.
  • Introducing us to interested organizations.

Interested in joining a committee? The following committees would love to have your help:

Thank You!

We are so grateful for your generous grants!

  • Bob Corley Trust
  • Joplin Rotary Club
  • Jean H., Mildred Harlan, and Jack H. Lemons Trust


Neely Myers, Program Coordinator
Creative Learning Alliance

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